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Fort St. James National Historic Site

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Fort St. James National Historic Site

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lynloco wrote a review Sep 2020
Edmonton, Canada19 contributions5 helpful votes
Absolutely fantastic stop. We we're a bit worried this stop would be fairly dull due to covid, but Jim made our experience in the fort a highlight of our camping trip. He gave us loads of interesting facts and history about the fort, showed us the animals, and recommended the Cafe for a bite to eat. It was closed the day we were there, but we made a separate trip back the next day to try their pulled rabbit sandwiches and gingerade. Was totally worth it! 10/10 would come back. Would be a great day out for families.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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DJC wrote a review Sep 2020
Vancouver, Canada104 contributions26 helpful votes
Fascinating place gives you a much better understanding of the fur trade era. Very worthwhile doing a side trip to this place.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ken L wrote a review Aug 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada130 contributions70 helpful votes
We were camping at Paarens Beach on Stuart Lake and came to the Fort St. James Historic Site for a visit. We really enjoyed it. The people we met were wonderful (Jim and Nicole) and provided lots of information about the Fort and its history and also about the town and area itself. The Fort is full of really interesting artifacts and buildings from the time it was in operation. Also, the Fort is right on Stuart Lake which is a very large lake so it just feels very cool to be there and looking out at this giant lake. We enjoyed our time there so much that we came back the next day and ate at the restaurant. We had the pulled rabbit sandwich which was delicious with a big enough portion to feel satisfied. Oh, they also have vegetarian dishes. And, this being the summer of 2020, we were in the middle of a pandemic so much of the Fort's activities were not operating. The whole experience will be even better when the COVID-19 pandemic is behind all of us!!!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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AJK 49 wrote a review Oct 2019
Vanderhoof, Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
the atmosphere and people and experience was just wonderful! there was great food, superior costuming, excellent hosting and the location and quality of service was super.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Sandy W wrote a review Oct 2019
Lake Country, Canada24 contributions27 helpful votes
Staff are in period, 1806-1880s, costume demonstrate what life was like at this former North West Company and Hudson’s Bay Fort. It is BC’s oldest continuously inhabited settlement and was the Capital on New Caledonia for years before B.C. became a colony on its own. Simon Fraser founded in in 1802. Every day at about 11:00 am there are 3 hilarious chicken races that children find very exciting.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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